1 And there was a man of the hill country of Ephraim, whose, name, was Micah. 2 And he said unto his mother - The eleven hundred pieces of silver that were taken by thee, when, thou, didst utter a curse, and didst also say in my hearing, Lo! the silver, is with me! I took it. Then said his mother, Blessed, be my son by Yahweh.
3 And, when he had restored the eleven hundred shekels of silver to his mother, his mother said - I had, hallowed, the silver unto Yahweh out of mine own hand, for my son, to make a graved (molten) image, now, therefore, I will restore it unto thee. 4 But he restored the silver to his mother, - so his mother took two hundred pieces of silver, and gave it to the silversmith, who made thereof a graved (molten) image, and it was in the house of Micah.
5 Now, the man Micah, had a house of gods, - and he made an ephod, and teraphim, and installed one of his sons, who became his priest. 6 In those days, there was no king in Israel, - every man did, that which was right in his own eyes.
7 And there was a young man out of Bethlehem-judah, of the family of Judah, - he, being a Levite, and, he, being a sojourner there. 8 So the man took his journey out of the city, out of Bethlehem-judah, to sojourn, wheresoever he could find a home , - and he came into the hill country of Ephraim, as far as the house of Micah, in pursuing his journey.
9 And Micah said unto him, Whence comest thou? And he said unto him - A Levite, am I, from Bethlehem-judah, and, I, am taking my journey to sojourn, wheresoever I can find a home .
10 And Micah said unto him - Dwell with me, and be to me a father and a priest, and, I, will give thee ten pieces of silver by the year, and a suit of apparel, and thy sustenance. So the Levite went. 11 And the Levite was content to dwell with the man, - and the young man became to him, as one of his sons. 12 And Micah installed the Levite, and the young man became his priest, - and remained in the house of Micah. 13 Then said Micah - Now, I know that Yahweh will do me good, - seeing I have a Levite as my priest.